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MrBeast responds to YouTuber Morgz copying his viral video ideas

Published: 16/May/2019 20:43 Updated: 16/May/2019 20:45

by Virginia Glaze

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Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, best known for giving out insane amounts of cash or orchestrating impossible challenges – but his viral videos aren’t safe from copycats.

MrBeast was made aware of one such copycat channel thanks to a Tweet from Chandler Hallow, a member of his crew, who uploaded a screenshot of YouTuber ‘Morgz’s’ videos as compared to those of MrBeast.

Morgz’s videos appeared to exact copies of MrBeast’s own content, containing such challenges as “I spent 24 hours in slime” and “I put 100 million orbeez in my mom’s backyard.”

A quick look at Morgz’s YouTube channel shows even more apparent dupes of MrBeast’s videos, including content titled “spending 24 hours in an insane asylum” and “24 hours to escape prison.”

While Chandler himself was rather dubious as to the copycat’s intentions, MrBeast had a fairly measured response to the situation.

Morgz, YouTubeYouTuber ‘Morgz’ has appeared to use MrBeast’s video ideas for his own devices, prompting a wave of criticism against his content.
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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” he wrote of the issue, appearing to take Morgz’s stolen video ideas in stride.

However, other YouTubers weren’t as nonplussed by Morgz’s videos, with the likes of FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks calling MrBeast’s response “too nice.”

MrBeast went on to claim that it would be “hypocritical” of him to call out Morgz for using his video ideas, claiming that he, too, gets inspiration from other YouTube channels.

“True, but not everything I do is original either,” MrBeast explained. “Tons of people copy me everyday, but it would be hypocritical if I were to get mad at them.”

Morgz’s channel is filled with other such eye-grabbing content, such as world record-breaking challenges or over-the-top prank videos, with wacky thumbnails to match.

While Morgz has yet to officially respond to the callout, he celebrated reaching 1.5 billion video views on his channel not long after Chandler’s screenshot was posted – prompting an outpouring of criticism from fans of MrBeast.

“And 2/3 of the views are from stolen ideas, good job,” one commenter wrote.

“Copycat,” another replied. “Stealing MrBeast’s videos.”

MrBeast, while known for his outrageous content, made waves across the internet after promoting PewDiePie in his war against T-Series in late 2018, buying out billboards across his city in an attempt to advertise the YouTube king’s channel.

While MrBeast boasts over 18 million YouTube subscribers, his job isn’t all sunshine and roses; the YouTuber admitted that he had a unique predicament concerning his 2018 taxes, thanks to his generous giveaway videos, which see a major lead over his copycat competitor.

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Charli D’Amelio and Bebe Rexha’s ASMR is the best thing you’ll hear today

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio has hopped on the ASMR trend, and she brought singer Bebe Rexha along with her for a hilarious relaxation session — complete with a few insights into both stars’ lives.

Charli D’Amelio may be known for her catchy choreography, but it looks like the TikTok celebrity is more than just a dancer. Now, she’s delving into the world of ASMR, and brought Bebe Rexha along for the ride.

Their ASMR collaboration, uploaded to YouTube on October 23, came just two weeks after Charli’s appearance in Rexha’s ‘Baby I’m Jealous’ music video with Doja Cat, as well as a few other key influencers like Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg.

It looks like the group has gotten close in the days that followed, with Bebe and Charli settling down for snacks in front of a high-sensitivity ASMR mic to talk about their careers and favorite foods.

Charli D'Amelio, Nikita Dragun, Avani Gregg, Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha pose for a group photo.
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Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg appeared in a music video with Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha earlier this month.

Although plenty of hilariousness ensued, the two dropped quite a few facts for their fans, with Bebe Rexha admitting that she gets anxiety when flying on airplanes.

That’s not all; Charli was also asked about the “funnest moment” in her career, which she whittled down to having dinner with her friends or just hanging out with other TikTokers, rather than attending big events as an A-list celeb.

“I realize like, this is crazy!” she said. “It’s those little moments where it just like, clicks for a second, and I’m like, ‘Woah, that’s kind of insane.’ Those are the best.”

Although Charli’s ASMR series is still in its early stages, Bebe Rexha suggested they go full-on Mukbang for future episodes — a style of video where influencers sit down with a huge spread of food and chow down in front of the camera.

It seems that this style of video is rather popular in some online circles, although it still remains to be seen if Charli’s fanbase is up for that kind of content. Nevertheless, her pilot ASMR experience was certainly a fun ride, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the star in her new journey into the world of relaxation.